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  1. See what a pile of … the teacher pay rates are.
    They want equal pay, and yet they don’t think a deputy principal in a big school is worth more than the principal in a one room school in the boondocks.
    They think that kindergarten teachers are just as qualified as university professors.

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  2. Orangutan Tamariki
    (apparently only 1 in 6 European kids are involved in that)
    Shows just how dysfunctional and bad Maori “families” are.
    Maori “leaders” should be really ashamed of their non-performance
    Really is time to get rid of the dpb.

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    • DPB created their nightmare. As soon as the requirement to look after yourself, work hard, and be responsible for your spawn is thrown out the door, look what it brings us. We have “leaders” who have just thrown ever more millions of dollars at worthless schemes disguised as “well being”.

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        • One of those knives the UK police are handing out to domestic abuse victims…the ones that their partners can use on them.

          In an attempt to tackle domestic violence, the police in a British county came up with a startling plan: Replace the sharp knives in victims’ kitchens with blunt-tipped instruments to prevent their partners from stabbing them to death.

          I still cannot get over how daft that was and is.

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          • How about hammers that can’t drive nails? Nerf cricket bats? Maybe get rid of the riff-raff altogether? UK emasculated by the EU, political correctness, and their muslim buddies out-breeding them. Isn’t diversity fun!

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    • Too bad his life was ended abruptly too… at least innocents weren’t t killed. Scumbag get away…

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  3. The guy who died on the Lime E Scooter sadly died of a heart attack.
    So as I said at the time there was no need for a knee jerk reaction to ban them, because of one death!
    Was it Christine Fletcher (i’m not sure) but it was some stupid women who did not wait for the facts.

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    • Yes, it was the authoritarian Christine Fletcher who wanted them banned until the coroner’s report came out.

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      • That’s Christine’s second attempt at banning the scooters. She had a go when they were first introduced.

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        • She probably resented all the cool kids on skateboards and rollerskates when she was at school while she struggled to put one foot ahead of the other. This is her chance at vengence for being an uncoordinated doofus.

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        • Once one politician gets away with banning her pet gripe, watch the pile on from other control freaks.

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        • Yeah right- I can ride an E-scooter 25 km to town and 25 km back on roads heavily traveled by logging trucks, and feel great about saving the world from doom.

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          • I thought you would have suggested he use one of those special Spanish solar panels: the ones that generate (solar) power at night.

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    • Are you talking about Phail Twitford here?
      What new job will he be given?
      They have so many that are useless, so what do you do with him?
      That carpark puddle again!

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      • What a bunch of motherfockers.

        ANZ/David Hisco/selling property to associated parties below cost price/ failure of risk capital model/rights removed by RBNZ

        and then
        tada….
        ..High Moral Ground.

        Does not compute.
        GTFO ANZ.

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    • The silent majority are speaking loudly.
      MSM take note: These are the very people who do not want your product – even when you offer it free.

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  4. I have noted all this global warming science and how our climate is going to get a lot warmer.
    Now not a believer so I have a serious question.

    Why, if our climate is going to get hotter, are we being forced to insulate houses and to install heating sources in housing that is rented.
    Seems to me that is a serious contradiction to the warming narrative.

    So who is making the money out of this because it always comes down to money and the recipients of that money?

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    • Woo hoo, I never thought of that Viking it always pays to follow the money for are, and it certainly does not feel that global warming is an issue in Hamilton this morning, its minus 2 here on my deck and I was looking forward to a bit of warming, shame I have to use electricity to get it.

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      • Got the wood burner raging. Not near as cold here, but add the humidity factor and it’s still cold enough!

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    • I thought you knew Viking.
      The money tracks to the UN so that they can redistribute to third world countries while undermining our whole economy.
      The Paris Agreement is costing us billions for a start.

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      • If not to the UN,
        Then the Clinton foundation,
        If there is any left, Helen Clark hovers it up with her big beak!

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    • Plus the recent rat population increases due a mega-mast (the last was 45 years ago). A mega-mast is a characterised as a warm year…but according to NIWA propaganda we’ve had record warm years for over a decade now…

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      • NIWA has more shit floating around their place than the Mangere Sewage Plant.

        Truth at NIWA is facing an Extinction Level Event. (ELE)

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        • I’ve actually been in the bowels of NIWA. I know some scientists there are (or were) embarrassed by it all.

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      • Just had this by e mail from a correspondent down South:

        WET JACKET PENINSULAS, FIORDLAND, AERIAL 1080 DROP POSTPONED FOR A YEAR

        A 40,000 hectare 1080 poison drop, scheduled to take place in Breaksea Sound, Fiordland “from May 2019” according to recent notifications, has been postponed for twelve months, I’m told by a DoC source. I was told this is presumably because DoC’s tunnel tracking monitoring, which took place about three weeks ago, found only ONE rat in ONE tunnel and NO stoats !!! The tunnel tracking system has been a disaster for their proposed aerial 1080 operation – even DoC would find it hard to justify dumping 1080 on 40,000 hectares for one rat.

        This area has never been 1080-poisoned before. It kind of gives the lie to DoC’s claimed need for 1080 poison, doesn’t it ? An untouched, unpoisoned paradise, relatively rat and stoat free !!

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        • Amazing, even through the mega mast, they should have rechecked like they had to at Pike river.

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    • If you’re landlord, you can buy a cheap and nasty Warehouse plug-in heater, and you’ll comply with the law. Tenant still pays the power bill. Not your problem if they can’t afford to use it.

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      • Perhaps not.
        Watch next year in the lead up to the 2020 election.

        Extending the power payouts to more families/people is a distinct possibility.
        When you look at the massive student loan bribe that Labour used in 2005 to stay in power a third term and them the Free Tertiary $2.2 billion bribe that they used to get back in after 9 years of neglect then free power for benes and other Labour voters looks minor.

        Discount that bribe at your peril and you already know their decisions seldom, if ever, make economic sense.
        It fits with the immeasurable ‘wellness’ crapola.

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  5. The world is heating up. Then it reaches a tipping point and plunges into an ice age. There will be no warning of this other than it will start snowing and not stop for centuries. Just be glad you aren’t going to be around when it happens.
    Not that those forcing this insulation on us understand this.

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    • It’ll be a wee while before the earth wobbles us back into a glacial period (i.e. an actual ice age). From memory, that’s likely to be 10000 years away.

      That doesn’t mean we won’t get mini Ice Ages like the Maunder and Dalton minimums however. I believe we’re heading for a Dalton minimum based upon sun spot activity (or the lack thereof).

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    • It has started already, they (MSM) keep quiet about the northern hemisphere. Check out cold, wet, snowy conditions there. Europe, Russia, China all in the same boat. The US crop growth this year is a real worry. Talk about food prices about to soar, watch this space.

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    • I think you might have guessed by my posts that I have an interest in geology and the effect of nature on the world. For humans to think they are having any effect on nature shows how stoooopid they are.(my one regret about leaving KB is not being able to call stoooopid boy stoooopid)

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      • What will you do if Stoooopid Boy comes here? I’m in a quandary about this; on the one hand I am an absolute defender of free speech…. but on the other hand there’s Stoooopid, Ztev and Hugh et al.

        This blog represents all that was good about KB before it dribbled out of relevance. Let’s hope it doesn’t take on some of the less desirable elements.

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        • They haven’t worked out how to get past the T & C’s. If they do they will be welcome like everyone else. They just need to remember that they need to play nice, no second chances here.

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      • Yes. Up until moderation took hold there, I was a regular commenter at KB. I loved nothing more than taking the piss out of Stooooopidboy. The end came when a comment was moderated for 12 hours. Hence this blog.
        Up and onwards.

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    • For many houses, retro-fitting insulation can be a nightmare. In some cases you’ll have no choice to pull the roof off. That ain’t cheap.

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      • The one that really interested me was the mess that putting foam in the walls did, especially if someone wanted to rewire in the future, as it is impossible to pull the new wire through, as it is solid.

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  6. we are already on average 13000 years behind the next big one, so it could happen any time soon.

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    • True ice ages are based on the Northern Hemisphere getting less sunlight in their summer and longer winters. This is part and parcel of Milankovitch Cycles. The more elliptical the orbit and more axial tilt to favour these conditions, the worse and longer the Ice Age is.

      Right now, the Northern Hemisphere gets a longer summer and shorter winter due to how we’re orbiting around the sun.

      It’s not expected to return to these unfavourable conditions for some time. I suspect we’d notice if our elliptical orbit and axial tilt changed. I also doubt the change is sudden.

      However, sunspot activity, or more correctly the lack thereof, cools the surface of the sun. These are characterised by such phenomena as Maunder and Dalton Minimums. (The edges of sun spots are extremely hot which in turn give extra warmth to our planet).

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      • Already Earth’s outer atmosphere has been measured to be cooling due to reduction of heat from the Sun.

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    • More gravy from the govt. It doesn’t take an inquiry to see what is happening to its children. It takes guts to stand up and tell the useless whanau to stop. murdering their kids and do something hardnosed to bring them into line.
      Trouble is that many of those chiefs are “once were Warriors.”
      And there is the hypocrisy.

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      • and tell the useless whanau to stop. murdering their kids

        No!

        The only way this type of bullsit can be corrected is to do nothing about the scum beating, injuring and yes, murdering their kids except refuse them any sort of support when they do.

        Only then will the fuckwits supposedly leading the scum be forced to do something about it.

        It’s called taking responsibility for your own actions.

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        • And do NOT blame the rest of society! Piss on your “colonialism” bullshit (ATTN Kelvin Davis!)

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          • Kelvin Davis has a white wife and white mother.
            Perhaps he should be taking the colonisation thing up with them before he annoys the crap out of us with his low IQ rantings.

            Davis is just a B grade thug who spends most of his time in witless protection.

            “My mother, who’s Pākehā, is Glenys. Her parents, Ron and Beryl Clow, shifted around a lot so she went to school, for a time, at Kaingaroa, then Russell and on to Bay of Islands College in Kawakawa where she bumped into my father.”

            “My wife, Moira, is from Kaitaia. She’s Pākehā. We met at teachers’ college. And we have three kids. Our eldest daughter is Kelly, who’s 20 in June and is studying law at Auckland University.”
            source:
            https://e-tangata.co.nz/korero/kelvin-davis-says-he-owes-it-all-to-charlie/

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      • I don’t mind them murdering their own kids.
        I just don’t like paying them to be ferals.
        I just don’t like them wandering around our communidies causing trouble

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    • Don’t be silly. The Maori elite can have their boxes at EdenPark and have the government bail out their poor Maori. It’s even advantageous for the elite to have their poor remain poor. It gives them a stick they can wield to beat the ‘kind’ government with ad infinitum.

      I also don’t blame the Maori elite for doing this. Whining a bit to get billions is sound strategy. Why our government is so gullible/stupid is the issue.

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  7. Just days after the latest Google scandal broke
    https://www.projectveritas.com/video/insider-blows-whistle-exec-reveals-google-plan-to-prevent-trump-situation-in-2020-on-hidden-cam/ (or didn’t as real news isn’t allowed in the MSM), the biggest online community of Trump supporters at https://reddit.com/r/The_Donald/ has been quarantined. See also http://twitter.com/thedonaldreddit.

    Big Tech is not your friend.

    Switch Chrome for Brave
    Switch Google search for DuckDuckGo
    Switch GMail for ProtonMail

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      • Firefox, I believe, has gone out of its way to disable Dissenter (Melahi’s favourite extension). This is the app that allows you to comment anywhere, no matter what the authoritarians, like Get Stuffed, may desire.

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        • I use Firefox behind a VPN, even worked in China, I could get onto Facebook there no problems (banned there of course). They didn’t know I was there, and neither does our Government.

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    • Just switched to Brave – so easy, frickin’ awesome. Thank you nzsovsupporter!

      Buh bye Chrome! Now for the rest of them

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    • I loaded up Brave yesterday so putting it through its paces.
      It looks to use far less resources rather than the constant mining Google was doing.
      I selected DuckDuckgo for search.

      When Google abandoned ‘Don’t be evil’ in about 2014 they really went full on the other way to ‘be nothing but evil’

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    • I loaded up Brave yesterday so putting it through its paces.
      It looks to use far less resources rather than the constant mining Google was doing.
      I selected DuckDuckgo for search.
      When Google abandoned ‘Don’t be evil’ in about 2014 they really went full on the other way to ‘be nothing but evil’

      this comment got kicked first time. Moderation then gone

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    • I’ve just been watching the interview with the Google whistle blower. If President Trump doesn’t now act to break up these giant leftist propaganda organizations then I will be disappointed.
      Thanks for posting.

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    • A change of hosting plus other tweeks does have that effect.
      15 gb of storage and enough to host 100,000 visits a month should be plenty for the foreseeable future

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      • yes it is faster now, and yes I thought it was a hosting thing.
        Its like fibre, people say its no faster than DSL when they go for the slowest plan!

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      • All sorts of f***ing about to try and log in just now. Then the login page said I was logged in buton the article page no “Reply” button and it told me I had to log in to vote. refreshing the page didn’t change anything then all of a sudden it came right.
        Have you considered using Disqus?

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  8. WTF? China infiltrating our security services?

    This clip is highly disturbing, aside from it being good that the Aussies on Sky Australia poking the borax at Socialist Cindy’s interminable vapid virtue-signalling (The clip starts off with the words “We have the crazy, socialist PM there – Jacinda Ardern – some shocking stuff coming out of New Zealand ….”)

    …they start talking about how widely known it is (I guess outside of highly censored NZ) that the Chinese have infiltrated our security services and NZ is investing in Chinese belt & road projects). It looks like she really, really didn’t want to answer any questions about her stance on China. (Most open & transparent government ever???)

    But, but ……
    China has infiltrated our security services???
    NZ is investing in China’s belt & road projects???
    Is this what foreign interference in another countries elections looks like?

    Have I missed something or has censorship gotten so bad that this stuff has been suppressed, if so are we really in trouble here?

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        • Plus it makes a nonsense of us spending so much money in the Pacific to counter the Chinese effect. We are just another couple o Pacific Islands after all.

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    • Thanks for the clip DP, that was brilliant. As you say WTF?!
      Great to see not all Aussie’s have swallowed the Cindymania roadshow.

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      • Is Cindy not coping with the pressure of difficult questions or is she just so arrogant that she believes she is above answering legitimate questions? That was very unprofessional of her.

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    • Also interesting is Ardern literally walked away from questions…in mid flight.

      I wonder if our sycophantic media will report on that faux pas?

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    • Do not trust the Chinese government one inch.
      It may outwardly look friendly but make no mistake, it is an ugly totalitarian regime who will stop at nothing to get what they want.
      All the workers they send overseas to “help out” with infrastructure projects are nothing more than a fifth column who are used as pawns in the game.

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  9. The idiot pigs, upon instruction from the murderous government, announce publicly that they will not continue pursuits if the offender is driving dangerously.

    ALL young offenders now deliberately start demonstrating how dangerously their driving is as soon as a pursuit begins.

    People, usually young, stupid people, die.

    Is this another deliberate, if obtuse, method the CoL are using to increase the average IQ level within New Zealand?

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    • Decrease the average IQ level? They’re also doing that with mass immigration from shithole countries…

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      • Which, of course, is forcing the lowering to go further by driving out industrious, successful people to places like Oz.

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    • The Left Wing media can feel proud of themselves- They have been pushing to end Police pursuits for years.
      Apparently Police can ‘Just go round and arrest them later’ etc
      (The idiocy of this school of thought astounds me! Considering most pursuits are STOLEN cars)

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      • A nice cruise from the Waikato, down through Taranaki and back for the weekend.

        Five of the eight offenders, who are all known to Waikato police, were arrested and were being charged, Quinn said. The other three were sent to “some sort of care” by Waikato police.

        The five people in the car, aged between 14 and 17, were arrested and appeared in Youth Court today on charges of burglary, theft of a motor vehicle and unlawful interference with a motor vehicle, the police spokeswoman said.
        https://i.stuff.co.nz/national/113745241/four-arrested-after-urenui-four-square-burgled-10k-in-cigarettes-taken

        This time the loot was forfeited. Do not pass “Go”. Do not collect $10,000.
        Other than that, what a great weekend. 🙂

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  10. Hey Paddy Gower – how about you do some real investigation on the streets like the Aussies have

    I’m 100% certain that Paddy “left of centre” Gower won’t be out on the streets with a camera like his Aussie counterparts have been – he wouldn’t want to find the same issue here of professional beggar gangs.

    That would shatter his hard left views on NZ. Want to bet we have exactly the same problem here – I’ve seen the type – sneaking looks at their $1299 iPhones while sipping a large double decaff soy machiatto – wouldn’t want our compassionate, virtue-signalling marxist mayors of our major cities finding that they couldn’t waste ratepayers money on the homeless now would we?

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    • It’s almost certain to be true, at least here in Wellington.

      Apart from having loads of obese beggars, I’ve also occasionally walked past them as they’re setting up or closing down for the day. In the former, yes, you can witness them checking their messages on their new phones. In the latter, you can witness the pile-high mound of cigarette butts. Every so often, it appears as though a minder turns up and chats to them.

      And so many of them are fat. (Yes, I’ve mentioned this already but I felt it needed repeating).

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    • Anyway, Gower is most likely still trying to figure out some good come-back lines from interviews he did six months ago (his mind is as sharp as a wet blanket).

      He also needs to find all the white supremacists in his home too.

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  11. Māori recidivism: Whānau to take greater role in government initiative
    https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/te-manu-korihi/393041/maori-recidivism-whanau-to-take-greater-role-in-government-initiative
    “A $98 million plan to tackle high rates of Māori recidivism will involve whānau in rehabilitation strategies, not just prisoners themselves.
    It aims to provide a wrap-around service including trauma and mental health care, housing support for those leaving prison and greater engagement with whānau and iwi from pre-sentence through to release”.

    So another $100 million to be chucked at initiatives involving the holy grail of “whanau”.
    Seems like a rehash of heaps of previous programs the government has chucked money at without any substantial return so can’t see why this will be any different.

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    • Fuck how many programmes like this have we seen over the years? And how many billions spent??
      Wasn’t ‘Whanau Ora’ going to fix all this?
      *Oh that’s right- They just used it to give cash to gangs for piss ups etc…

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    • All these program try to fix what has happened already.
      How about some prevention in the first place.
      And how about they publish some results (if any)

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    • Take them out planting trees and living in a tent. Few months of that in the winter will allow them to make better judgements.

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    • Robertson’s comments were certainly aimed at blaming National for hacking – despite clearly knowing that was untrue.

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    • He lied multiple times to the public and deliberately issued false statements despite being told by other govt entities to not do so.

      If the Central Bank of Ireland retains this muppet they have lost their integrity.

      Jesus wept.
      When you look at what Nat MP Aaron Gilmour did -‘do you know who I am’ – when he was pissed -at a largely private function – and he lost his job;
      or, the Nat MP Todd Barclay incident that lead to his removal;
      then there is serious imbalance.

      This prick should have been publicly shamed as a lair and sleaze.
      Beware of Greeks telling porkies.

      With this critter and Hisco of the ANZ I know know why my boss in the mid 1980s used to say a lot – morals don’t feed families.
      These buggers took it to heart.

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  12. World’s indigenous people gather in New Zealand
    https://www.rnz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/392963/world-s-indigenous-people-gather-in-new-zealand
    “Indigenous histories, cultures and struggles will be the focus of academics and artists meeting in New Zealand this week.
    More than a thousand people from the Pacific and across the globe are in Hamilton for the Native American Indigenous Study Association (NAISA) conference at the University of Waikato”.

    Wonder how many of these guys actually paid their own way to attend this junket.?
    Hardly any would be my guess with government and UN handouts being the norm.
    Of course one of the topics for discussion is climate change but that is no problem as they all paddled a canoe to get here.

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  13. Did anyone else hear Duncan Garner make unfounded accusations against Key and other National Ministers? According to Duncan, they must have ordered the Police to withhold the evidence. I do wish Duncan would focus on Jacinda’s relationship with the police.

    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2019/06/pike-river-black-box-data-critical-for-investigation-electrical-expert.html

    Apparently, not all think it is a cover-up.

    https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/393045/pike-river-police-backed-after-emergence-of-key-black-box-data
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    • “I do wish Duncan would focus on Jacinda’s relationship with the police.”

      Police are supposed to remain Politically neutral.
      The current Police Heirarchy seem to have forgotten this- Though one wonders how much this has to do with Mr Huamaha being best mates with Winston?
      Nonetheless- I lost all respect for New Zealand Police when they bizarrely got involved with the Clark Gayford ‘rumours’ and released that rather cryptic message designed to quell them….
      NZ Police- who were once a proud organisation- are now nothing more than Jacinda’s Socialist Henchmen!

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      • Her father, Ross Ardern, was a cop – for many years.
        Perhaps they see it their job to look after ‘one of their own’.
        Remember, you are either in favour out out of favour.
        There is no fuzzy line with them.

        While the fisherman has his pole pointed in the ‘correct’ direction he fits under the cloak.

        The cops have been dirty for decades – ramping it up in the 1990s.

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      • They are just following what their counterparts did in Britain. Tony B’liar, the most hated man in Britain, politicized the police and Jackboots used to work for him didn’t she. Imagine my shock.

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    • Bernie Monk will never be satisfied no matter what any government gives him. It seems to be in his DNA that he has a huge chip on his shoulder. This has gone on long enough and the cost to the Nation has been huge. Let those miners rest in peace. Its not doing anyone any good, least of all Bernie Monk.

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  14. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/political/393040/red-flags-raised-about-us-ambassador-to-nz-during-vetting-us-media-report

    He attracted controversy in 2001 when he said the idea of gay partners having children was not normal – something he later apologised for.

    And he once had to apologise for making crude comments about his former Democratic Senate rival Elizabeth Warren.

    Mr Brown was also identified as a supporter of enhanced interrogation techniques for terror suspects, including water boarding.

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      • I went to a seminar held by the former Ambassador, I would go to one featuring him too. He looks fun.

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  15. No concession of Ardern’s virtue signal of the “Christchurch Call”. 🙂

    “It is a strong signal in terms of regulation,” said Sonia Cisse, a counsel at law firm Linklaters, adding that it was a world first.
    “Hate speech is no longer considered part of freedom of speech, it’s now on the same level as terrorism.”

    With Facebook’s latest move, France is now a clear front runner in the quest to regulate big social media outlets, and other platforms might follow suite, Cisse said.

    The discussions on how to best regulate tech giants began with a Zuckerberg-Macron meeting last year, followed by a report on tech regulation last month that Facebook’s founder considered could be a blueprint for wider EU regulation. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-tech-exclusive/exclusive-facebook-to-give-data-on-hate-speech-suspects-to-french-courts-minister-idUSKCN1TQ1TJ

    Another encouragement to Ardern and Golly to get ahead with another “virtue signal” for New Zealand to bring thought crimes, to being “hate speech” to terror levels. 🙁

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    • Linklaters counsel sounds really jubilant to be pushing this as a world first, and in some way, there will be a connection of influence, back to Ardern and Little.
      Linklaters is a large international law firm with a client base consisting of large global corporate businesses and financial institutions that seem to be driving the globalist/socialist agenda to destroy free speech, individual liberties and freedom.

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    • All quietly building into a universal system of control.

      The recommendations include convening individuals and groups with opposing views; working with traditional and social media platforms; engaging in advocacy; and developing guidance for communications to counter hate speech trends and campaigns. While digital technology has provided new areas in which hate speech can thrive, it can also help to monitor activity, target our response and build support for counter-narratives.

      The recent emergence of volunteer groups that are organizing to counter harassment and hate online shows the potential for collaboration. The proposals set out last week by the High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation can play a part. New forms of self-policing by social media platforms, and the commitments included in the Christchurch Call, are another welcome development. https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/sg/speeches/2019-06-18/un-strategy-and-plan-of-action-hate-speech-remarks

      Ardern got a mention.
      Now just what will they do to gain their control?
      Others have some very strong ideas of what is free speech.
      What is “hate speech” and its definitions.
      Then to the level of calling it “terrorism”.

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    • The next level of free speech, through hate speech into terrorism, then completed to demanding “death for the infidel” per sharia.

      After U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres unveiled the new “U.N. Strategy and Plan of Action” to fight so-called “hate speech” at a special meeting in the packed Economic and Social (ECOSOC) chamber,
      Pakistan Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi incited more support to to silence any opposition to Islam and its adherents – including speech condemning Islam for its scriptural inciting of terrorists to conduct jihad (holy war) on “infidels.”

      “An inevitable consequence is to fan the flames of bigotry, intolerance, anti-Muslim hatred and xenophobia,” Lodhi proclaimed before ambassadors, senior diplomats and high-ranking U.N. officials, as quoted in a press release, according to MSN.
      “My Prime Minister Imran Khan has recently again called for urgent action to counter Islamophobia, which is today the most prevalent expression of racism and hatred against ‘the other.'”

      Guterres said the overarching goal of the U.N. plan is to identify, prevent and confront what the U.N. and Islamic nations consider “hate speech.” ….

      …. Lodhi ramped up her rhetoric to eradicate all opposition to Islam – not to mention criticism it incurs for the violence and carnage resulting from its call for jihad on “infidels” not submitting to the god of Islam, Allah.

      “We are fully committed to support the U.N.’s strategy on hate speech,” the Pakistani ambassador added.
      “This is a moment for all of us to come together to reverse the tide of hate and bigotry that threatens to undermine social solidarity and peaceful co-existence.”

      The vocal Muslim official wanted to make it clear that absolutely no negative opinions of Islam are to be tolerated. ….

      …. Lodhi is ambassador for a country whose leader wants to kill anyone suspected of even hinting any disrespect toward the founder of Islam is cause for concern to most around the globe.

      “Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has been a staunch defender of his country’s blasphemy laws,” the Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT) reported.
      “Last year, he defended laws mandating death for those who offend the Prophet Muhammad by ‘imputation, insinuation or innuendo.’

      Earlier this month, Khan implored OIC nations to play active roles in safeguarding Muslims’ religious sentiments worldwide.

      “It was up to us to explain to the western people the amount of pain they cause us when they ridicule or mock our Holy Prophet,” Khan declared at Organisation of Islamic Countries.
      “I would like to say from this platform that in the forums like the United Nations and the forums like the European Union, we must explain to them that they cannot hurt the sentiments of 1.3 billion people under the garb of freedom of expression.”
      https://onenewsnow.com/national-security/2019/06/23/un-poised-to-launch-global-ban-on-all-criticism-of-islam

      It is not only Pakistan that calls for the “Death to the Infidel” under sharia.
      Using the ratchets of Western Laws and sharia, with a bit of terror.

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    • 1. Get Stuffed have nailed their colours to that mast.

      2. We have no choice.

      3. No and we’ll also be forced to fund their next light fantastic. It’s a shame we cannot get a refund from all the apocalyptic prophets that are proven false.

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  16. Shane Jones leaves Paula Bennett and Breakfast baffled after saying Judith Collins lurking in the corner:
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/shane-jones-leaves-paula-bennett-breakfast-crew-baffled-after-saying-judith-collins-lurking-in-corner.

    “I know people would love to write that narrative but actually our reshuffle was fantastic,” Paula said, elbowing Mr Jones and calling him “the old slug”.

    She said “young whipper-snapper” Chris Bishop was after him and getting his hands on “that spending fund of yours, giving money away willy-nilly”.

    This afternoon Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will announce her first reshuffle while in office. She’s said it will be “relatively minor” and she will give everyone fair warning if they are getting moved.

    There is speculation Phil Twyford will lose housing, as the Government’s KiwiBuild scheme fails to fire.

    But Mr Jones remained tight-lipped on whether or not he’d had “the call”.

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    • Paula was enjoying herself and is that where her weight has gone, to Shane, I am sure that he used to have a chin?

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  17. LoL, Trump on the way to being one of the Great POTUSs` of all time, never takes a backward step, no slight goes un challenged,
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/sport/2019/06/women-s-football-world-cup-2019-donald-trump-calls-out-us-star-megan-rapinoe.html

    “I am a big fan of the American Team and Women’s Soccer, but Megan should WIN first before she TALKS! Finish the job! We haven’t yet invited Megan or the team, but I am now inviting the TEAM, win or lose.

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    • Can someone with the appropriate expertise confirm that measles virus mutates?
      I am told I had measles three times as a kid despite being immunised – I don’t recall the earlier ones, but last time I was about 5 and remember being very very unwell.
      There was a measles outbreak when my children were young that I understand was catching both vaccinated and unvaccinated people alike. Mercifully it left us alone.
      Make no mistake I am a pro-vaxxer, but it appears measles immunity is a slippery fish.

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  18. Thanks, KB

    The changes announced by Ardern are:

    “Kris Faafoi promoted to Cabinet (well deserved) and picks up Government Digital Services and gets a role in Housing

    Poto Williams goes from Assistant Speaker to Minister outside Cabinet

    Phil Twyford has housing portfolio split between him and Woods (Housing/Kiwibuild) and Faafoi (public housing). Twyford has urban development and gets Economic Development off Parker

    Ruth Dyson goes from Chief Whip to Assistant Speaker”

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    • Wonder what you actually have to do to get completely removed from your position in this government?.
      Assault of your staff only led to demotion from Cabinet but retention as an MP and of co leadership of the Maori caucus for Whatiri now Twyford who by anyones standard has presided over one of the biggest failures of any minister in recent times loses his portfolio but stays on in cabinet.
      God knows where the red line is or even if there is one at all?.
      Accountability is obviously a word Ardern is not familiar with.

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      • She secretly loves all the scandal it takes the focus off her incompetence she then comes out of hiding just long enough to show us Neve’s first tiara or visit a kindy then houdineski like vanishes until the next screw up

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      • “Wonder what you actually have to do to get completely removed from your position in this government?.”

        Do somethings that upsets Winnie.

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    • I did not know that Ruth Dyson was chief whip. I imagine that must the stuff of dreams for the Minister of Finance and others of his ilk. I wonder which mail order shop supplies her black leather gear.

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    • I thought that they needed women in the caucus did Poto have to go outside the tent to let Kris in?

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  19. That CEO treasury guy Maklouth (what ever)
    I feel sorry for him
    He was the CEO, a CEO should not have to resign because of a mistake not in their area of expertise.
    Eg they would have a human resources guy, a technology guy, a pr guy etc etc
    It was the technology guy that should be named and shamed and sacked.

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    • Sod off DigNap (on this one)
      Buck stops at the top.
      It wasn’t the IT guy/gal appearing on tv spouting absolute bs.

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    • No.
      The prick lied repeatedly knowing he was lying.
      He was informed by GCSB and others that there was not a hack.
      He continued to lie.

      Read my lips:
      Gabriel Mahklouf is a liar.
      simples.

      If he was taking the hit for Robertson – I dont think he was initially – then he still knowingly lied in widely distributed media reports and in live interviews.
      He had the information he needed and still lied.
      He became political and that is not his job.

      Not once ounce of sympathy for a well paid repeat liar.
      He is a POS.
      Her had many opportunities to tell the truth and he lied with various different stories.
      Colin Moyle lost his job for the same thing.

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  20. Its gonna be great watching Megan 2 pies new a haircut and diet Woods on tv all the time talking about housing.
    And we can all rest easy knowing that Twyford is looking after our economic development.
    Argentina and Venezuela will be good places for him to visit (and stay)

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    • At least she won’t have to worry about housing for her family member soon. (reading between the lines of course)

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    • Megan Wood has been known as miss piggy in our house since before the last election – names so by mrspdm who does not take a lot interest in politics.

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  21. This appointment as Kiwibuild minister could either be fantastic or terrible for Megan Woods.
    The stress of it might take the pounds off her bringing her back to a respectable size or the stress could lead to comfort eating which in turn will be disastrous for parliamentary furniture.

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  22. Cash windfall: Tax take almost $2b higher than forecast

    The government is headed for a bigger than expected budget surplus this year, on the back of a strong tax take and flat spending

    Business economy
    11:40 am today
    Cash windfall: Tax take almost $2b higher than forecast
    11:40 am today

    The government is headed for a bigger than expected budget surplus this year, on the back of a strong tax take and flat spending.
    Stack of New Zealand Dollar

    Photo: 123RF

    The surplus for the 11 months to May was nearly $7 billion, up more than half on what was forecast.

    The Treasury says the tax take is close to $2b above expectations, with increases in company, income and GST revenue.

    It says it’s expected that most of that increase will carry through to the full year accounts.

    https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/business/393055/cash-windfall-tax-take-almost-2b-higher-than-forecast?fbclid=IwAR3xKqHkKqXHtfeO2X40c5sbtN0km7GmdQxgn2s_vEIyFuLCbk5jMt2GVTk

    Reaping the benefit of nine years in opposition.

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      • Useless fact for today:

        Rotorua Maori traditionally did their hangi on the ground (like the PI’s umu)as opposed to in a pit because of the sulphur in the soil.

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    • The intelligence of those who throw rocks in has to below par. Why the hell would you throw what will become a projectile into an explosive mudhole?

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      • To see what happens. When I visited white Island years ago I threw a rock into the crater. Thankfully nothing happened.
        It’s like asking why did Hillary climed Mt Everest? Because it was there.

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  23. Last night’s End of Life Choice Bill 2nd reading threw up an interesting stat. National 18 for vs 37 against. Obviously the Catholics have cemented their grip.

    Vote for the Nats in 2020 & get the Pope for free.

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    • There was some musician saying how they were songs that no one would ever hear again no backups is madness even if they are not the originals im sure that’s the number 1 rule in IT for dummies

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      • That was my point Garbageman. Any business worth it’s salt has an off-site backup. Hence the ‘Cloud’.
        The musician was country singer Sheryl Crow, she’s been round for yonks. Was once married to cheating cyclist Lance Armstrong.

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    • This is their end game as they infest their way through all levels of media & governance control the masses that meekly follow when told, my brain still struggles to know there are 40% or thereabouts in this country that are so willfully blind to the shitstorm coming our way

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  24. Twyford will retain his Transport portfolio and has been given a new role of Economic Development Minister.

    My god what the fuck would Twyford know that would generate Economic Development. Nothing, nada fuck all. Perhaps he is going to work for Shane.
    As for transport, he has stopped all roading projects. Not doing a lot there. Should have fired him completely.

    Totally useless vitriolic mouth piece.
    9 years to become a fucked up MP.

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    • Hasn’t Cindy twigged that Phil couldn’t find his way out of a paper bag, let alone generate economic development? Get out of the way Phil so private companies and small business can get on with the job.

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      • For Cindy to do that she needs some modicum of intelligence. Going on her performance as PM to date, that is severely lacking.

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  25. A lawyer died and arrived at the pearly gates.

    To his dismay, there were thousands of people ahead of him in line to see St. Peter. To his surprise, St. Peter left his desk at the gate and came down the long line to where the lawyer was and greeted him warmly. Then St. Peter and one of his assistants took the lawyer by the hands and guided him up to the front of the line, and into a comfortable chair by his desk.

    The lawyer said, “I don’t mind all this attention, but what makes me so special?

    “St. Peter replied, “Well, I’ve added up all the hours for which you billed your clients, and by my calculation you must be about 193 years old!”

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  26. I find Johnboy very witty, despite having smacked him down a few times, someone should try and inveigle him over.

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      • I don’t. He was saner than Dennis though!

        Hopefully Maggy W will be back. Perhaps she is off enjoying some sunshine somewhere as I don’t think she has been on KB for a few days either.

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        • I met Dennis once at the defamation case between Joe Karam and essentially Counterspin. Seemed quite sane.

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    • inveigle
      To win over by coaxing, flattery, or artful talk, i believe this is also the very definition of our very own artful dodger Ardern
      That maggie pie cracks me up her hubby sounds interesting buggered if i know when shes being serious though

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      • Complete opposite to captain’s call Ardern from where I sit. She is not artful, what coaxing, flattery?

        And since I don’t engage in any of those three either that is why someone else should do it lol.

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  27. A reply within the day from ANZ when I send a customer internal email saying they are bullying Maria Folau

    >
    Thank you for getting in touch regarding your concerns for the recent coverage on New Zealand Netball’s Maria Folau and husband.
    We appreciate your feedback.

    We value our partnership with Netball NZ and any suggestion we have tried to pressure them is absolutely incorrect.

    ANZ NZ does believe in diversity and inclusion – including our customers’ religious beliefs.
    We’re very proud we have a rainbow tick as an employer and over the years have supported rainbow activities in the community.

    We do not support any views or actions that can be interpreted as supporting homophobia.

    We have voiced this stance with NZ Netball, however we will continue to support Netball NZ and the tens of thousands of participants and supporters of the game.

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    • I am afraid that I find a Rainbow tick patronising. Well, I would if it applied to me. But why is being a rainbow worthy of special mention, why not just say all welcome?

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      • Get with the programme. Some are more special than others on the diversidy pyramid.
        I’m with you, when throughout history did choosing special individuals work out well for those sidelined? It hasn’t. ANZ are virtue signalling. It’s not cool, it’s condescending.

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      • The first question should be around the new gun licensing provisions that Jacinda signed off on. That needs to be vigorously investigated.

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  28. Once again though, the government appears cynical in its timing.

    Ms Ardern waited until the last hours of the last day before the longest recess during the sitting programme. She fronted a news conference and the two newly promoted ministers talked to reporters shortly after. But the timing presented others the opportunity to avoid the media as the House rose and MPs were free to depart Parliament within hours of the announcement.

    Ms Woods and Mr Twyford have both declined requests for interviews – issuing statements instead and making the most of the opportunity to avoid any tricky questions.

    https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/on-the-inside/393109/new-housing-team-eases-phil-twyford-s-indignity

    The glitter fading?

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    • I’m guessing Judith was being sarcastic. He clearly wasn’t capable of handling the housing portfolio. She will miss grilling Phil in QT.

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  29. Rachael, I feel prompted to write this spontaneous outburst! ;=}) . . . please forgive me!

    Since I was naturally and permanently made immune for life through exposure in early childhood, as were so many in the 50’s, and therefore a good thing, looking back – I took little or no notice of the poxy outbreaks of news about either measles outbreaks or “anti-vaxxers” meetings being shut down … until relatively recently. Last year too?

    So I had no opinion or knowledge (talking past received news opinion or raw or refined propaganda) of the issue.

    But now I’ve read this:- and I not only enjoy long reads, – you must read it all – (it’s a thriller? ) – but have read the author for years and consider him interesting and trustworthy. With very dry humour, wit, caustic comments, so …

    I have changed, made up my mind, suddenly realise and remember, consider, other disparaged groups.

    Like tobacco lovers.

    I like people that help me burst through the propaganda event horizon.

    Have a look at this.

    https://malagabay.wordpress.com/2019/05/29/pop-goes-the-measles/

    Before The Measles Vaccine
    One of the most important points to note is that the deadly scourge of measles was largely eliminated in developed nations long before vaccinations were introduced.

    https://malagabay.files.wordpress.com/2019/05/uk-measles-1838-1978.gif
    _

    Pox parties, indeed!

    I didn’t need a party, a couple of weeks of miserableness in early life and it was all over …

    Well I am immune for life;- the vaccines aren’t 100% effective, perhaps, and follow the money later.
    _

    Please read the whole page;- surely you could read a 300+pp thriller? – so bookmark to read at least!

    At the very end there are comments … as on lots of good blog sites.

    In there, this link further:

    http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/herd-immunity-myth-or-reality

    Sample (never mind the long hair!) paragraph, and back to your question (last two sentences:)
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    Let us now remind ourselves that the touted purpose of establishing herd immunity via a high degree of vaccination compliance is to be able to promptly cease any outbreak of a benign childhood disease so that a vulnerable but vaccine-ineligible population (i.e., infants or individuals taking immuno-suppressive medications) could avoid contracting the disease that is dangerous only at their age or given their state of health. To prevent an outbreak, 70-95% of the population, according to very-broad theoretical estimates, has to be truly immune – that is, resistant to viral infection, not just protected from developing the full range of symptoms that conform to the accepted clinical definition of the disease. However, even 100% vaccination compliance can at best make only a quarter of the population become resistant to infection for more than ten years. This makes it apparent that stable herd immunity cannot be achieved via childhood vaccination in the long term regardless of the degree of vaccination compliance.

    Lots more to grok and think about there IMHO – that was just a tiny extract.
    _

    Hopefully I can get in to a reply comment mode here and elsewhere soon or at least in some time.

    This is an experimental post.

    How much really free speech liberal thought honesty is there really in this blog?

    More later on the smoking nonsense & etc.
    _

    Regards,

    Ross Matheson

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    • it’s time to snap on the rubber gloves is a good start lol. Might I add how lucky I feel to be so tasked.

      Now you are just testing if I have indeed read the whole tome, as they have introduced risky masturbation as a comparison of death stats. Masturbation is far more dangerous than measles.

      I was a bit worried that the Bingo ad. was advocating that Bingo can be injurious to one’s health also, but they gave no stats.

      “Using myth-shattering graphs, this book shows that vaccines, antibiotics, and other medical interventions are not responsible for the increase in lifespan and the decline in mortality from infectious diseases.” Quick tell the third world that, and the UN, we can save a fortune, good to know.

      No ‘pox’ party should ever be prophylactic free and fun at them should be outlawed.

      “In conclusion, vaccinated homeschool children were found to have a higher rate of allergies and NDD [neurodevelopmental disorders] than unvaccinated homeschool children.” So homeschooling is not a good idea?

      It would seem ridiculous to think that the measles virus doesn’t mutate because nothing chooses to be extinct and we have good examples with the influenza virus and we are such good hosts. So if the measles vaccine itself hasn’t changed then efficacy would be less.

      To be fair, I do try not to take adVICE from anyone with the name Dr. Strangelove.

      Vaccine contamination appears to be of major issue along with mercury.

      “A senior professor told her that the vaccine program was so contaminated that HIV might well have spread through it without any need for military intervention”. Is that due to there being monkey dna? And I am not sure what military intervention means. Too much homosexual sex in the military?

      In conclusion, the author is saying that viruses and us have a symbiotic relationship and that nature should be allowed to take its course?

      So follow the money and ignore the nations competing with each other to be the first to be measles free and that the vaccines are so weak that they do not give lifelong immunity unlike the pox parties of old.

      Declaring a problem looking for a solution. And we should just let it be.

      It is always fun when ‘experts’ can’t agree, so we should be not so much vaxxed but vexed.

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    • It did make me think about weakened strains though, and whether or not that affects the immunity, if you have a mild case of the measles occurring naturally I would expect you to still be immune to the same degree as it is the anti-bodies that make the difference.

      I am not sure how that works but like homeopathy, if you believe in that.

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  30. Just managed a log in

    This from a search was the last ‘have your say’

    Got this more early this morning, and other like 404
    —————–
    This site can’t provide a secure connection ysb.co.nz uses an unsupported protocol.
    ERR_SSL_VERSION_OR_CIPHER_MISMATCH
    —————
    Steady as it goes, keep your hair on, I notice that little things are working their way back.
    Good things take time, and you will weather this storm too.

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  31. If I try elsewhere on site, then I get a black background with a lot of data, computer language system.

    Do not know if I am helpful, or best just to ignore me. 🙂

    The avatars have lost their cute pictures, and just the name appears.

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